Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Spirit pillow - progress and process

At my last post, I had designed several Celtic knot wreaths.  Next step in the PROCESS was to narrow it down to one of the designs.  This is the one I selected.

Fabric selection was next.  I found a black/white striped fabric that I thought could work for birch and a brown/tan stripe that may suffice for cedar.  I also wanted some background that might give the impression of being "high on a hill"; you know "airy like".  A Northcott Stonehenge worked beautifully.

After tracing the Celtic knot to the background fabric, I made some bias tape and have started attaching it to the traced pattern like this

and like this
The bias strips are now all attached.  Next will come the hand stitching (lots of it).  Something representing a willow needs to be added.  There are a few more items to add so I'd best get going.  November 24th will be here before I know it.


  1. I'm enjoying all the process posts but the last sentence in your post made me almost leap for joy ..... I had the 16th down as reveal day and am wondering seriously if I may have to skip this challenge. Oh the 24th would save me! ....back to your process Brigitte, your Celtic knot wreaths are looking good!

  2. This is looking great. I would love to see everyone's work finished beautifully rather than rushed. As I said in my email, it seems like we are all lagging, so if we all agree, the 24 can be it. Look in your email

  3. such intricate and tight curves - you've got it beat Brigitte! Fabulous!

  4. This is going to be beautiful.